On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 11:14 AM Troy Dawson <tdawson(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 9:10 AM Richard Shaw
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 9:16 AM Troy Dawson <tdawson(a)redhat.com> wrote:
>> All of the ones I've requested, I waited a few days to see if the
>> maintainer would pick it up. And after that I asked if they would
>> mind if I maintained it in EPEL8. About half of those the maintainer
>> was fine with me maintaining the package in EPEL8.
>> So, to answer your question, yes you can.
> That may be overly nice!
> I'm a pretty nice guy but if they are unwilling to maintain a package
in another branch you don't need their permission to do it yourself. What
do you do if they say no? :)
Actually, I've had two say no. They were just about to retire the
packages from Fedora. They explained their reasons why, and I'm
currently working on getting those dependencies out of my packages
that required them.
Honestly, I don't want more packages to maintain, I just want
functionalities. I'm being overly nice hoping that someone else will
maintain them. But ... since I want the functionality, and I have the
skillset, I'm willing to maintain them.
Well that's a little different of a situation... You could still maintain
them in EPEL if you wanted to though, but like you I'm trying not to pick
up more packages.